Suggested cruising options Sucé-sur-Erdre*
At the doors of Broceliande by canal boat

Two weeks
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268 KM
from 1846 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    Lock on the Canal de Nantes à Brest
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    the port at Redon
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    the Nantes à Brest Canal
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    navigation on the canal
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    House of Brittany
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    Pancakes and cider of Brittany
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    Malestroit, timber-framed house
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    the Josselin Lock
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    Josselin and its castle
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    The old city center of Josselin
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    the castle of Josselin

Description of
the boating holiday

Important information: part of the canal from Nantes to Brest (between the city of Redon and the junction with the Erdre) is closed to navigation from autumn 2022 until spring 2024.
Therefore, our base in Sucé sur Erdre will be closed for the entire 2023 season.
One-way trips from Glénac to Sucé sur Erdre will not be possible during this period.

Boating holidays in Brittany

This suggested itinerary for a two-week boating holiday in Brittany sees you hiring one of our stylish canal boats and then navigating along both the River Erdre and the Canal de Nantes à Brest. With an average of four hours of cruising per day you’ll enjoy the perfect balance of the pleasures of navigation mixed with stop-offs at the many interesting places that surround the waterways.

Departure base

No previous boating experience is needed to hire a self-drive canal boat from the Nicols base at Sucé sur Erdre, which is located about 15km north of Nantes.

Places to see and things to do

Sucé-sur-Erdre: The Erdre castles – 17 castles in just 15kms

Quiheix: "Plaine de Mazerolles" a wildlife swamp on the Erdre

Aire de Bout de Bois: mooring point with swimming area, fishing

Blain: La Groulais Castle, Various footpaths from the port for walks

Guenrouët: Kerisac cider factory, Swimming pool with slides, mini-golf

Redon: historic town with pedestrian streets, Museum of the west shipping industry, guided tour of the abbey or of the monastery of the Calvairiennes

Malestroit: Church, Half-timbered houses, Anglers museum, The miller workshop, Museum of the Resistance
Josselin: Doll Museum, Josselin Castle, Notre-dame du Roncier Basilica

After cruising as far as Josselin on the Canal de Nantes à Brest it is time to think about the return leg of your journey. Look out again for the favourite places you found so far, or maybe stop off at some new ones as you cruise back to the starting base at Sucé sur Erdre.

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Sumptuous chateaux!
Cruising by canal boat along this particular stretch of the River Erdre is like being in a medieval story! You are surrounded by fairy-tale looking castles and chateaux such as Château de Nantes and those at Josselin and Blain. So many memories were made from this boating holiday.

Valérie, Blois